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Date: 22 March 2021 | Primestock

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St Boswells Primestock Sale

St Boswells, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0PP

Sold 68 Clean Cattle, 35 Cast Cows, 1335 Prime Hoggs and 459 Cast Ewes

Bullocks (22) averaged 242p per kg and sold to 258p  (+11p on the week) 

Heifers (46) averaged  248p per kg and sold to 266p (+4p on the week)

35 Cast Cows averaged 167p per kg and sold to 231p  (+7p on the week) Top price £1677

1335 Hoggs averaged 268p per kg,  £123 per head and sold to £160, top price 335p per kg for Beltex Hoggs

459 Ewes averaged £90 and sold to £170 for Texel Ewes

Heavy Ewes averaged £124, light ewes sold to £93 for North Country Cheviot Ewes, £91 for Blackface Ewes and averaged £76

CATTLE

Demand very fierce for Easter.  More required next week.

Bullocks per head:
(465-555 kgs):
Galagate £1376.68, Smailholm Mains £1363.44

(556+ kgs): Lurdenlaw £1640, £1582.56, Traprain £1539.12, Lennoxlove £1527.36, £1519.76, Upper Nisbet £1507.84

Bullocks per kilo:
(465-555 kgs.  Average 243.16p):
Galagate Farms 254p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Lurdenlaw 252p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Smailholm Mains 247p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd
(556+kgs.  Average 241.73p): Lennoxlove 258p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Lurdenlaw 252p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Lurdenlaw 250p J.A Waters & Son, Upper Nisbet 248p R & G Moor

Heifers per head:
(485 + kgs):
Upper Nisbet £1620.96, Bee Edge £1584.70, £1573.80, £1573.44

Heifers per kilo:
(485+kgs.  Average 249.1p):
Bee Edge 266p (2) Forsyths of Peebles, Hugh Black & Sons, Bee Edge 265p Hugh Black & Sons, Bee Edge 265p G.McFadzean, Penston 264p Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 264p S.I Carlisle & Co, Penston 264p Charles Wilson Limited, Bee Edge 264p Robert Pringle & Son, Faughhill 264p G.McFadzean, Upper Nisbet 264p R & G Moor

All types of Cast Cows short of requirements and wanted.

Cast Cows per head: Inland Pastures £1677.06, £1583.16, £1509.02, Brothershiels £1473.68, Inland Pastures £1466.08, Effledge £1392.62

Cast Cows per kilo: Inland Pastures 231p, 221p, 207p, 197p, Harden Mains 191p, Inland Pastures 187p, Headshaw, L 183p

Cast Bull per head: St Boswells Bank £1722.44, Kirktonhill £1353.56

Cast Bulls per kilo: St Boswells Bank 149p, Kirktonhill 137p

HOGGS

Mixed show of Hoggs forward.  Very heavy show.

Average £123 (268p), 46kgs.  SQQ 285p

Hoggs per head:

Beltex: £160 Faughhill, £134, £129 Lylestane, Suffolk: £155 (3), £153, £150, £149, £147 (2), £145, £144, £143 (2) Boghall, £141 Thirlestane, £139 H & M Farms, £136 Thirlestane, £134, £133, £132 (2) Boghall, £132 The Craggs, Texel: £148 Upper Bolton, £146 Wormerlaw, £145 The Craggs, £141 Headshaw, L, £140 Upper Bolton, £139, £138 Whitsome West Newton, £138 Hutlerburn, £136 Butterdean, Boghall, £135 Helmburn, £133 The Craggs, £132 Whitsome West Newton, £130 Lylestane, Boghall, North Country Cheviot: £146, £143 Woodside, £141 Buchtrig, £139 Lylestane, Buchtrig, £134 Woodside, £134, £130 Buchtrig, £130 Adderstonshiels, £128, £126 (3) Boghall, £125 Saughtree, £124.50 Swinnie, £124 Saughtree, £123 (2) Buchtrig, Charollais: £155, £151, £150, £131 Buxley Farm Streading, £129 H & M Farms, £124 Berryhill, Blackface: £135 Kirkstead, £129 Ettrickshaws, £119 Blakehope, £118 Scott St, Hawick (P.Jackson), £113 Hutlerburn, £110 Berryhill, Romney: £123 Bow, Greyfaced: £114 Drinkstone, Aberfield: £114 Lylestane

Hoggs per kilo:
Beltex:
335p, 322.5p Lylestane, 300p Helmburn, Texel: 334.3p Sydenham, 324.2p New Blainslie, 315.6p Ruletownhead, 315p Headshaw, L, 311.4p Ruletownhead, 309.5p, 307.1p Lylestane, 301.2p Thorndykes, 298.8p The Lee, 297.4p Sydenham, 296.1p Drinkstone, 295.9p Thorndykes, 295.9p New Blainslie, 295.8p Mainside, Ruletownhead, 295.5p Boghall, North Country Cheviot: 295.2p Saughtree, 292.9p Buchtrig, 292.5p Headshaw, L, 292.4p Lylestane, , 289.6p Headshaw, L, 289p Longnewton Forest, 286.4p (2) Boghall, 286.2p Swinnie, 282.1p Buchtrig, Romney: 292.9p Bow, South Country Cheviot: 290.8p 280p Mainside, Suffolk: 286p Buchtrig, 285p Drinkstone, 281.7p, 280p New Blainslie, Greyfaced: 285p Drinkstone

EWES
A blistering trade throughout with all classes keenly bid for. 
Topping the sale at £170 from Will Clark & Son, Upper Bolton was a smasher of a Texel Ewe.  Scotch Blackface Ewes sold to a summit of £91 from D & A Redpath, The Yett!
Cast Tups also sold very well from the same good home (D & A Redpath, The Yett) for an outstanding Suffolk Tup at £159!!

Texel: £170 Upper Bolton, £157 Butterdean, £143 Thirlestane, £137 Butterdean, £135 Wester Ulston, Buckholm, Thirlestane, £129 Wester Ulston, £127, £123 The Craggs, £121 Butterdean, Berryhill, £119 Walkersknowe Cottage, Suffolk: £143 Roxburgh Mains, £135 Butterdean, £131 Roxburgh Mains, £129 Runningburn, Burnhouse Mains, £127 Butterdean, The Yett, £125 Woodside, £119 Ruecastle Cottage, £105 Runningburn, Burnhouse Mains, Charollais: £139 Runningburn, £109 Berryhill, Aberfield: £117, £87 Innovis (Southfield), Rouge: £115 Whitemire, Romney: £115, £111, £107 (2), £99 Bow, Greyfaced: £115 Butterdean, £113 Hartside, £111 H & M Farms, £109 Berryhill, £105 Lumsdaine, £103 Burnhouse Mains, Heriot Mill, £101 Huntershall, £99 Falside, Cheviot Mule: £107 Lumsdaine, Hampshire: £103 Bridgehaugh Mill, North Country Cheviot: £93 Innovis (Southfield), £89 Headshaw, L, £87 Birneyknowe, Blackface: £91 The Yett, £85 Lumsdaine, £81 Blakehope, The Yett, £77 Hartside, £75 Ettrickshaws, Lumsdaine, £73 Rawburn, Huntershall, £70 Whitehope, I, £69 Headshaw, L, South Country Cheviot: £87, £80 Mainside, Easycare: £77 Inchkeith

RAMS
Suffolk:
£159 The Yett, £117 Burnhouse Mains, Blackface: £115 Berryhill, £89 The Yett, North Country Cheviot: £113 Woodside, £107, £93 Buchtrig